A 26-year-old member asked:
Can i still have surgery for my gerd if i had a hiatal hernia repaired 2 years ago?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hon Leeanswered
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Short answer is yes: There are a percentage of surgeries that require reoperation due to the either progression of the disease process or limitation of the surgical procedure itself. If the GERD is recurrent, it may be due to these progressions but previous surgery would not preclude reintervention. Previous surgery does make the subsequent surgeries more complex.
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Dr. David Earleanswered
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, but it is highly probable that you already had an anti reflux operation. Some gerd symptoms may still occur, even if nothing is wrong with previous operation. You should see your surgeon, who may need to do some testing. Redo operation however should generally be done by someone with extensive experience with these types of operations.
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Dr. Michael Sawyeranswered
General Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you have a recurrent hiatal hernia or your fundopication has come at least partially undone, or both. After proper workup which may include egd (upper endoscopy), barium swallow or ct scan, you may be a candidate for redo surgery. This can usually be done safely with the laparoscope. Be sure your surgeon is very experienced with redo hiatal hernia / gerd surgery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Could having surgery for my hiatal hernia also help my gerd?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosenanswered
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes.: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal opening of the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Hiatal hernias may contribute to gerd but they are not synonymous: many people have hiatal hernias and no gerd, and vice-versa. There is an operation to treat gerd (fundoplication) but this is reserved for the minority of people who do not respond to medical management.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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